A delicious Asian destination

Famous for the beef that bears it name, Kobe is headquarters for numerous Japanese and international firms, and has long been an important port. It is also a short bullet train ride from Kyoto, ancient capital of Japan from the 8th to the 19th century.

Here vestiges of the past are easier to find than in many of Japan's modern, high-tech cities: countless temples and shrines, the palaces and castles of shoguns and emperors, and narrow lanes paved in stone and lined with wooden buildings housing shops and restaurants that have been serving travelers for centuries.

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Kobe Port Tower

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Kobe Port Tower

Kobe Port Tower

In popular Merkin Park, visit the 108 meter tall symbol of Kobe. Offering the history of sea going vessels, the business of shipping and international trade, the museum’s observatory provides a magnificent view of Kobe and its busy port.

Himeji Castle

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Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

One of Japan’s most recognizable landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle is a marvellously preserved example of classical Japanese architecture, dating back to the 1600s.

Highlights of Kyoto

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Highlights of Kyoto

Highlights of Kyoto

Explore the highlights of Kyoto including the Kiyomizu-dera Temple on Mount Kiyomizu, Nijo Castle, and the famed Golden Pavillion.

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Kobe, Japan At a glance

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17°C / 63 °F
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Local Details:
GPS: 34°41'24.3"N 135°11'43.84"E
Size: 552.00 KM2 (213.13 MI2)
Population: 1,500,000
Density: 2,717 Pop/KM2 (1,049 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +81

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